Spirit of a Little Girl Haunts School in Melmore, Ohio

Haunted Melmore School

After a larger, new improved school opened earlier this year, the decision was made to tear down the old Melmore school, located in the small village of Melmore, Ohio. This school has always been known as haunted, but with talk of the school's destruction, old stories and new flourished around the small community. One spirit in particular, a young girl, seemingly to be approximately nine or ten years of age, makes her presence known. Her apparition has been seen by students, teachers and the village since early 1900's. It is a mystery on how she died or who she was. Some say she's been seen in the windows late at night. Others have commented on her ghostly appearance in the halls and on the stairs. Many people of the community fought against the destruction, to no avail. Many flocked to the school at night, for the few weeks before the demolition, hoping to get her spirit on film or tape, or just hoping she would make an appearance. She never showed. Now the school is no longer there, and a new fire station will take it's place. Will she linger on and haunt the fire house or will she roam the streets of Melmore? We will have to wait and see.

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cgull8m 9 years ago from North Carolina

Hope they find and picture if it seen again. I haven't seen a ghost in my personal life, but I have heard so many stories, I hope they document it, since there are sophistacted cameras and recording equipment.


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ChristineRitter 9 years ago from Ohio Author

Actually, a couple different groups of paramormal investigaters took pictures. There were orbs on their film, her image itself wasn't captured, though. An old ribbon with a vine wrapped through it floated from nowhere to the floor. Thanks for commenting !


mandm on bulgaria 9 years ago

interesting hub keep them coming


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ChristineRitter 9 years ago from Ohio Author

Thank you very much for commenting !


Patricia Aiello ( Luv2Liquer69@yahoo.com) 8 years ago

I think what scares me the most is that i live in melmore and my daughter went to the same school untill they demolished it,and sent all the students to the high school, I have only lived here for about maby 2 years now and i havet yet seen or herd anything out of the ordinary, The only scary thing that has me freeked out is that my 3 year old( my youngest) told me that there was a lady that was holding a mop that walks threw her room when she is upstairs playing, i asked her what this lady looks like and all she will tell me is that she is holding a mop and sometimes she stops and looks at her and then walks away and is gone, I dont know if its the active imagination of my 3 year old or if its something completely different but its kinda scary, Some of the Rumors that i have herd about this "little girl" is that she died while walking to school across Honey creek bridge one winter and she fell in an drowned and now her spirit haunts the school because thats what she remembers how safe she felt! Now i dont know if this is true but My daughters and i Pick flowers and take them to the bridge ( which can be seen by my house) and toss them into the creek as a memorial of such because if this story is true then i dont want a little girls spirit to be alone, We even Gave her a name " Lilly" Eand Hopefully If "Lilly" is there her spirit will soon find the light so she can be at rest and be warm and safe again!


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ChristineRitter 8 years ago from Ohio Author

WOW ! Thanks so much for the info...That is incredible ! It is creepy about the "mop" lady.....scarey ! Wonderful that you and your children throw flowers in the creek. Thanks for sharing !


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AuraGem 8 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Love the questions in your hub! Just great!

Smiles and Light


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ChristineRitter 8 years ago from Ohio Author

Hi, there, AuraGem..Isn't it wonderful ! I just love questions and comments ! Thanks, for commenting !


Patricia Aiello 8 years ago

Oh no problem Cristine i am totaly intrested in the possiability of ghost and the paranormal, The only thing is now if there is a "mop lady" upstairs i wish she would be a sweetheart and decide to do some moping...lol.....i guess i use humor so im not so scared!


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ChristineRitter 8 years ago from Ohio Author

Hahahaha, Patricia ! You can send her over here, I have some mopping that needs done, also...heehee. Thanks for commenting !


Patricia 8 years ago

So how did you hear about this little town of melmore? almost everyone that i talk to has never herd of it, its small and quiet but sweet in a old town sorta way.


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ChristineRitter 8 years ago from Ohio Author

I have always lived in the neighboring town of Carey. I moved a couple of years ago to Upper Sandusky, another neighboring town ! I've been through Melmore many times. Hi neighbor !


lol 8 years ago

i went to melmore school! Patricia tell serenity I seid hi. I sat with her on the bus.


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ChristineRitter 8 years ago from Ohio Author

Hello, lol...........thanks for commenting !


Scary 7 years ago

Wow. Thats an interesting ghost story. Wish there was more details. Sounds like it could make a good story.


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ChristineRitter 7 years ago from Ohio Author

Thank you, Scary, for your comment. I wish I had more info, as well. Thank you very much.


carrie  7 years ago

love to hear about the story.. i lived on county road 6 in melmore from the time i was 3 to the time i was 13 and it was said that the house where i lived because it was on a big hill was supposed to be a cemetary of some sort and when they dug my basement the county guy told me that they found a baby skeleton... and to make things worse. the family that live din my house before me all but 3 died in a car accident and at night my hall light would go off and id yell down the stairs to see if my mom turned it off or my brothers . nope.. and i could hear people coming up and down the stairs...i went to melmore all my life and i never experienced anything from the school.. except with the doors open it was very windy and doors would shut. but just for the respect of the former family of my house i wont say anymore. but i loved melmore.


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ChristineRitter 7 years ago from Ohio Author

Thanks so much, Carrie. This is very interesting about the house you lived in. If you want to chat some time, you can email me through this site. Thank you.


Summer 6 years ago

Carrie, where did you live on CR 6? What family died in a car crash? I live in Sycamore, always curious to find out history from the area. I also attended Melmore all throughout elementary school.


kaylee patrick 6 years ago

WOah, i go to the new Mohawk School. and i had heard stores about melmore school but yet i never went there. i went to Sycamore. My family and me just moved to a new house in Sycamore and it is extreamly old and not in the best condition. i guess that there was alot of people that had lived there before us. Well, me and my dad and my step mom always seen amist of gray in the form of a short man with a beard in our hallway and we would hear a girl talking in the kitchen and banging pans around. i was laying on my bed upstairs talking on the phone and i went downstairs later that night and my father would yell at me telling me saying i needed to stop thumping around up there. finally we all had a sit down and talked about it. our dogs had started acting so weird since we lived there.. we would often catch them lookng up at the coner of he wall randomly...everyone had experienced something but my little sister. we decded to do some research on what was going onthere. i walked to my neighbors house and asked them if they knew of anything happining in the house.. they said that MR.and MRS. SMITH died in the house. well, i decribed the mist we have seen. and my neighbor, Frank, said that it decribed MR. Smith to a peak exactly(: it all makes perfect sence now,,..


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ChristineRitter 6 years ago from Ohio Author

WOW !! Kaylee thanks so much for commenting !


Donald Shuey 5 years ago

I grew up near Melmore and attended Melmore school for 12 years. Never heard of any haunting in my entire life. Would like to communicate with someone that claims to have seen ghosts at the old school.


Kayla  5 years ago

I went to this school! There was crazy stuff there frequently yet , the school had such a comfortable feeling when you walked in the doors it was like walking into a second home I miss it dearly! Thru the 5 and a half years i went there I only had 2 personal experiences and when me and my friend went in after a softball game through the medal door on the side that was always unlocked, it lead into the gymnasium, but we were in the teachers bathroom and we were the only ones in there and we heard someone coming so we hid, to see footsteps walk by then we peered through and noone was there. Also we were in the bathroom washing our hands after a art project and it sounded like the doors were slamming! but if you looked nothing was moving! We were terrified but still to this day I would love to be able to walk in and spend one last day in my elementary school. :(


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ChristineRitter 5 years ago from Ohio Author

Thanks so much for sharing, Kayla.


Kayla 5 years ago

Anytime Christine!


Justin 5 years ago

Wow Christine, your "Hubs" are so interesting! :) Thank you for posting them!


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ChristineRitter 5 years ago from Ohio Author

Much Thanks, Justin.


Justin 5 years ago

Your welcome!


Greg 4 years ago

My family lived next to that school for 20+ years. I went to Melmore elementry school but never experienced anything out of the ordinary. After my parents moved, the people who they sold the house to swore the house was haunted. I think the actually moved after a couple years.

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